Meaning of “replicate” in the English Dictionary

"replicate" in British English

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replicateverb

uk /ˈrep.lɪ.keɪt/ us /ˈrep.lɪ.keɪt/

[ T ] formal to make or do something again in exactly the same way:

Researchers tried many times to replicate the original experiment.

[ I or T ] specialized biology, computing If organisms and genetic or other structures replicate, they make exact copies of themselves:

Chromosomes replicate before cells divide and multiply.
Computer viruses replicate themselves and are passed along from user to user.
replication
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌrep.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌrep.ləˈkeɪ.ʃən/ formal

(Definition of “replicate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"replicate" in American English

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replicateverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈrep·lɪˌkeɪt/

to copy or repeat something:

[ T ] Researchers tried to replicate the original experiment.

biology To replicate an organism, cell, or DNA means to produce an exact copy of it.

replication
noun [ C ] /ˌrep·ləˈkeɪ·ʃən/

(Definition of “replicate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)